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Changed Identities: The Challenge of the New Generation in Saudi Arabia

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Structured around the themes of identity and change, this book examines the forces affecting the attitudes, motivation, and aspirations of the new generation in Saudi Arabia and explores the tension between perceptions of tradition and modernity.

Crucial to this is an explanation by the youth of Saudi Arabia themselves of how they understand and explain this tension.

How the ruling elite envision meeting the challenge of the new generation given the decline in the oil-based economy is central to this debate.

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Redefinition of Patriarchy

While a redefinition of patriarchy is inevitable, globalisation of identities represents a significant concern for the new Saudi Arabia in terms of modernising an outdated education system and containing emerging Islamic trends among Saudi youth.

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World: Human Rights and the Judicial Process
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